Your choice in roofing material will significantly affect your building’s performance against the weather, its impact on the environment, and its energy efficiency. We can install, maintain, and repair a wide range of commercial roofing materials. In this article, we talk about the features and benefits of Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer or EPDM roofing systems.
What is EPDM?
EPDM is a durable synthetic rubber roofing membrane that’s widely used by commercial roofers in Dayton, Ohio, and the rest of the country. It has two primary ingredients: propylene and ethylene. EPDM is available in both white and black, and comes in a variety of widths, ranging from 7.5 feet to 50 feet. It’s also comes in two thicknesses 45 and 60 mils. We can install EPDM fully adhered, mechanically attached, or ballasted. We’ll seal the seams with liquid adhesives or specially formulated tape.
What are the Benefits Of EPDM?
EPDM has been widely used in the US for over 40 years. Data gathered from field applications has shown that EPDM has the roofing industry’s highest service life. Its physical characteristics change little within 30 years, and it has the potential for a 50-year service life. EPDM’s long-term performance translates to low life cycle costs for building owners and less disruption to the environment. It conserves landfill space and natural resources because you don’t need to replace it for a long time.
An expert roofing contractor in Dayton, OH, like Kerrigan Roofing & Restoration, can also install EPDM roofing onto practically any kind of roof surface. Its various application methods allow installation on spherical, curved, slanted, and flat roofing systems. We can also apply ENERGY STAR® approved coatings to an EPDM roof. This increases the material’s energy efficiency and can save you money on building utility bills.
In addition, EPDM is stable under different temperatures, which means we can install this roof year-round. EPDM possesses long-term weathering ability, and it can resist fluctuations in ozone, UV rays, and temperature. We can also reinforce it to increase tear resistance. EPDM will resist hail and wind as well, and we can easily repair any damage to it. Finally, as a manufactured single-ply membrane, EPDM has strict quality control. It’s consistent in its level of performance.
EPDM roofing is durable, energy-efficient, and possesses a long service life. Depending on your location, climate, and building structure, EPDM may be the right choice. If you need help with your decision, Kerrigan Roofing & Restoration will be glad to assist you. We have many years of experience working with all kinds of commercial roofing systems. Give us a call to learn more about EPDM or to request a free quote.